Summer Concert Series 2020
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Set against the backdrop of our stunning estate vineyards, these al fresco concert evenings feature live performances from some of Canada’s most talented musicians. These special evenings also include a delicious three course dinner, prepared by Redstone Chef, Dave Sider. Book your table for the evening and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes.
Kathleen Edwards | THURSDAY JUNE 4th, 2020
When Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards released her debut Failer, she went directly to the top shelf of celebrated alt-country artists, when people were still calling it that. Swaying between rock-and- roll slur and heart-breaking songbird, her instantly recognizable soprano is like a human pedal steel. She plays the fiddle, loves dogs, and if you steal her 1957 Les Paul, she will find it––and you. Her work has solidified her as of the rare artists who has achieved both commercial and critical success: Her songs “Six O’Clock News,” “Hockey Skates,” “Back to Me,” “Change the Sheets,” and others charmed radio. Now for the obligatory trophy count: In 2008, Edwards’ album Asking for Flowers was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Four years later, the album Voyageur was another Polaris Music Prize finalist, while the gut-punching single “Soft Place to Land” won the prestigious SOCAN Songwriting Prize. She has released four carefully- crafted albums over the course of her career, and each one has garnered Juno Awards nominations in Album of the Year categories and three Songwriter of the Year Juno nods. The self-made vagabond has started writing new music for a long-awaited album number five.
Martha Wainwright | THURSDAY JUNE 25th, 2020
With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. Martha began building a buzz with her well-noted EPs, prior to her 2005 critically and commercially successful debut LP, Martha Wainwright. Now, four years later, Goodnight City is poised to be her best record yet. This album returns to the rawness of her first release and includes songs by Martha, as well as songs written by notable artists to highlight her incredible voice. She is Rufus Wainwright’s sister and they often collaborate in shows and on records. Martha is also half-sister to Lucy Wainwright Roche and they recently made a record together, Songs In The Dark to much acclaim including a JUNO nomination. Martha tours her music around the world to sold out audiences on several continents. She has spent time on the silver screen playing characters in Martin Scorsese’s “Aviator” and more recently in the HBO special “Olive Kitteridge” alongside Frances McDormand. Currently Martha is finishing up a book titled Stories I Might Regret Telling You which, like her songs, is a window into her life without artifice, pretension or fakery.
Rose Cousins | THURSDAY JULY 2ND, 2020
Rose Cousins is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter, born and raised in Prince Edward Island. Cousins released two EPs prior to her full-length debut, If You Were for Me, in 2006. The album garnered her a nomination for best solo artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She was also a winner in the 2007 Mountain Stage Newsong Contest, as well as winning best folk recording from both the Nova Scotia Music Awards and the PEI Music Awards, and Female Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards in 2008. She followed If You Were for Me with The Send Off in 2009. Cousins was named contemporary singer of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2010. In 2012, she released We Have Made A Spark – for which she won a 2013 Juno Award. Her latest album, Bravado, was released on February 21, 2020. The record is flanked by two distinct renditions of the same song, The Benefits of Being Alone/ The Reprise reinforcing the record’s examination of emotional duality. The album lifts to its highest level of hope and most pop production in The Return (Love Comes Back), solidifying Cousins’ collaborative nature by recruiting an international choir of friends to join in at the end. The Lullaby (My Oldest Love) written with Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta), touches the desperate need for affirmation, The Benediction, a yearning for acceptance.
David Francey | THURSDAY JULY 16TH, 2020
David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers”. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer. Francey also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the John Lennon Songwriting Award. “David’s straightforward songs tell honest stories of real people and real places. Poetic perception and a keen eye for the heart of the matter are trademarks of the man and his music. His songs and stories are a direct connection for audiences seeking depth and meaning in the day-to-day.”
Bedouin Soundclash | THURSDAY JULY 23RD, 2020
Formed nearly two decades ago and named after Israeli dub artist/producer Badawi’s 1996 release, Bedouin Soundclash debuted in 2001 with the album Root Fire. Their acclaimed sophomore release Sounding a Mosaic (2004) featured the hit single, “When the Night Feels My Song” and was produced by legendary punk-hardcore royalty Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains. This earned Bedouin Soundclash their first JUNO Award in 2006 for Canada’s Best New Group. Their follow-up album, Street Gospels (2007) also produced by Jenifer, earned a “Pop Album of the Year” nomination and “Video of the Year” nomination for the single “Walls Fall Down” at the 2008 JUNO’s as well as three Much Music Video Award nominations for their video for “Until We Burn in the Sun” in 2009. In addition to No Doubt, the band has also shared the stage with Ben Harper, Damian Marley, The Roots, The Interrupters, Gogol Bordello, Bad Brains, and Thievery Corporation among others. Flash forward to 2019, after a nine-year hiatus, the band re-emerges ready to release their fifth studio album “MASS”, produced by King Britt and Bedouin Soundclash. The album is a powerful experience that spans two communities, recorded in New Orleans with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and in Vancouver at the St. James Church with the children of the St. James Music Academy.
Dan Mangan | THURSDAY AUGUST 13TH, 2020
Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award-winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter. 2018 brings Dan’s 5th full length More or Less, an album about witnessing birth, and in some ways rebirth. It’s about feeling disconnected from a popular identity and becoming acclimated to a new one. It’s about raising kids in a turbulent world. It’s about unanswerable questions and kindness and friendship and fear. Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck, Blonde Redhead, Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes), More or Less features singles “Troubled Mind”, “Fool For Waiting” and “Just Fear”. Aside from his own recordings, Dan has scored a feature film (starring Simon Pegg) as well as TV series for Netflix & AMC and has infrequently been a contributing writer for several international publications. Dan has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia. In 2017, Mangan co-founded Side Door, an online platform that connects hosts with artists for intimate performances in unique spaces.
Bobby Bazini | THURSDAY AUGUST 27TH, 2020
Having spent the last year writing all over the world from LA to London and to Berlin with celebrated songwriters the likes of Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, James Morrison) amongst others, Bobby Bazini is back with new music and new tour dates. Recently winning SOCAN’s Pop Music Award (Anglophone) for his timeless “C’est La Vie”, the Quebec native is currently in the studio recording his fourth album and, in his own words, “I can’t wait to be performing them to you for the first time very soon!”. Celebrated ever since his first album “Better in Time” up to his most recent album Summer Is Gone, the tour will see Bobby perform his most well-known songs and his new material. Travelling from his home state as far west as Vancouver and far east as Europe, the globe-trotting singer-songwriter has even been invited to perform as a special guest at this year’s Zermatt Unplugged festival, a historic festival taking place underneath the famous Matterhorn in the Swiss alps.
Joel Plaskett | SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2020
Joel Plaskett is a Canadian rock musician and songwriter based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was a member of Halifax alternative rock band Thrush Hermit in the 1990s. Plaskett performs in a number of genres, from blues and folk to hard rock, country, and pop. Plaskett’s songwriting frequently contains allusions to his home city, Halifax. With his band The Emergency, he has toured throughout North America and Europe with The Tragically Hip, Sloan, Bill Plaskett (his father), and Kathleen Edwards.